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Old 09-24-21, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tmac100 View Post
i currently live in Coimbra because of the university Portuguese courses I am taking. Once done I will move to The Silver Coast.
May have to put Australia on the back burner for a while...

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In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Australia’s border is temporarily closed. Currently, only Australian citizens, residents and immediate family members are permitted to travel to Australia...
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Old 09-24-21, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
May have to put Australia on the back burner for a while...

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This is the 2nd summer I have been waiting for ScoMo's "Fortress Australia" to open up. No point in saying anything, it is what it is.
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Old 10-06-21, 12:54 PM
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@Wildwood, that is a sharp looking bike! If someone had mentioned yellow as a color for a bike, don't know that I would have pictured it as a color I'd care for. But I really like it!!
Big +1 from me!

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Old 10-06-21, 09:39 PM
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Old 10-18-21, 09:49 AM
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Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all good. jppe doing 3 100 milers in a row is unfathomable!!!! Doing 50 takes stuff out.

Update: Our group of COVID road bike warriors have continued to today. We now have 8-10 in our group; most are 74-77 years old with some youngsters in mid-60s. All double vaccinated. When one travels we ride in the back for a week until tested. So far no one got COVID from riding; one did from a trip to LA. We ride four days a week Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Our "normal" ride is about 40 miles going from 15 to 19 MPH. On a good day (lower winds) we might maintain 17-18 for 8-10 miles. Call it COVID fitness.

Just passed 6,000 miles for 2021 after 7,500 in 2020 -- the most in my dozen years of riding.

Don't know what the future holds, however cycling has been a savior for most of us who would have been stuck at home avoiding the virus.

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Old 10-25-21, 06:46 AM
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I started riding again in early 2020 after losing 20 lbs. I ended up the year by riding just over 3000 miles and losing about 75 lbs. I went from 270 to 195. I recently turned 65 this past August and am now down to 180 lbs. I'm 5'-11" tall. I've ridden over 4,700 miles this year and plan to get to 5,200 if the weather cooperates. I celebrated my weight loss by buying myself a new road bike about a month ago. I don't have enough posts to post photos yet, but the new bike is a carbon frame 2022 Trek Emonda SL 5 Disc. I'm planning to add carbon wheels in the spring when I return from Florida. They won't be in stock until February.

I'm taking my old road bike, a 2002 Klein Quantum, with me to Florida this winter, where I hope to sell the Trek FX 7.5 hybrid I have down there.
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Old 10-26-21, 06:31 AM
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Classic Carl.. That weight loss is really impressive and must have taken real commitment! Congratulations!
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Old 10-26-21, 08:09 AM
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Classic Carl.. That weight loss is really impressive and must have taken real commitment! Congratulations!
Thanks. I completely changed my diet, but I'm not sure I could have done it without getting back on the bikes.
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Old 10-28-21, 07:47 PM
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Seems like we just finished Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics……

….and I read it is only 100 days until the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing!

Darn - time flies by when ya get older.
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Old 10-28-21, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Seems like we just finished Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics……

….and I read it is only 100 days until the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing!

Darn - time flies by when ya get older.
I was going to correct you cuz I thought you forgot the 'n' but, you said darn not...
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Old 11-01-21, 12:08 PM
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[QUOTE=Phil85207;12452236................................................... I guess three weeks off the bike before the event did come into play.[/QUOTE]

It certainly would.
Easing off the last week before the event would be the rule.
So how come it was three weeks??
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Old 11-01-21, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Seems like we just finished Summer 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics……

….and I read it is only 100 days until the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing!

Darn - time flies by when ya get older.
Yeah especially when "those guys" are in charge of scheduling.
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Old 11-09-21, 08:35 AM
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I am singularly impressed! I suffered a spine fracture as a youngster (teens, not 40s) and have been dealing with it since. Better pain and mobility control over the past 3 years and have been able to "push" myself more. But with your issues (and the ankle brace?) you have done marvelously well and are an inspiration to those of us who find themselves failing to get up off the couch now and again.
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Old 11-09-21, 08:39 AM
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Intended for tmac10... Need to include source for comment. Newbee and just learning the ropes.
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Old 11-14-21, 07:06 PM
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Try to get out and ride my M2S ALL-TERRAIN ULTRA HT almost every day......but darn winter is coming and the Battery doesn't like the typical below zero F temps here in Stanley Idaho. Oh and I am a young 74 years and riding, riding... riding!!!!
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Originally Posted by McBTC View Post
I was going to correct you cuz I thought you forgot the 'n' but, you said darn not...
Alloy is real. Love sardonic wit. Well done.
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Old 11-14-21, 11:26 PM
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Alloy is real. Love sardonic wit. Well done.
would love to be that complex...
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Old 11-18-21, 10:00 AM
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I'll see if Gordy Shields wants to start a 90+ thread in a couple of months.

I am only 39 (hexadecimal), so what do I know?
He's working on the heaven thread. Great guy.
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Old 11-21-21, 09:47 AM
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He's working on the heaven thread. Great guy.
Hard to know facts from phony news these days but I heard the photos of Biden riding a bike with his wife and a retinue of secret service agents was staged - they'd taken a SUV there and had been dropped off two blocks before the shoot. If there are any 90+ bike riders out there I'd love to hear it from the horse's mouth...
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Old 11-21-21, 09:54 AM
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Old 11-21-21, 11:12 AM
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Needs to buckle his damn helmet... and not set that poor example.

Any other discussion will end up with this moved to P&R... so that's all I have to say.
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Old 12-05-21, 08:12 PM
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Helmets restrict my breathing.

I was too sleepy to buckle it.
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Old 12-05-21, 09:32 PM
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Helmets restrict my breathing.

I was too sleepy to buckle it.
False sense of security...

Colors clash with my wool jersey....

Can't remember the last time I hit my head on the ground...
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Old 12-06-21, 11:21 AM
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Everything a smart president does is staged, well planned and filmed.

Can you imagine sleepy Joe saying to Jill, “Hey, I have a spare hour, let’s go hop on our bikes - ride around DC and get some exercise!”

More cardio than a walk to one’s indoor WH golf course room.
Remember your heart only has so many beats in a lifetime!?!
Don’t use them up exercising. Hahaha!!!
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Old 12-12-21, 09:15 PM
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It's a pretty well-known fact that Biden has been a bike rider for some time. One of his bikes is custom made by Stephen Bilenky who has been building bicycles since 1983. An authentic craftsperson, Bilenky produces an average of 75 frames a year from his workshop, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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